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Hutsonville schools held a spring concert where they played a variety of music to the audience. Band director Caitlin Ochs lead the bands Tuesday evening. The fifth grade band played Baja Breeze and Banana Boat Song. The sixth grade band played The Sound of Fury and Apollo Fanfare. The Varsity band played music from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.

Hutsonville bands close year with spring concert

May 19, 2022

Hutsonville schools held a spring concert where they played a variety of music to the audience.

CMH passes state surveys

By Randy Harrison
| May 19, 2022

Crawford Memorial Hospital’s emergency department score high marks in a pair of recent surveys. Chie...

Trace Sisil and Chance Guyer, two fifth grade students at Palestine Grade School, showed the board members their historical project. The project gave the history of Palestine and their website they designed.

Palestine ends year, awards students

By Angela Downing
| May 19, 2022

CUSD 3 Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on May 16 and announced several students who were recognized as well as a list of the final activities of the school year.

Hutsonville plans end of year activities, hires new staff

By Angela Downing
| May 19, 2022

The Hutsonville CUSD 1 Board of Education met Monday for its monthly meeting and hired four individuals as well as gave end of the year updates.

Early voting starts despite issues

May 19, 2022

Early voting in Crawford County is underway, despite problems at the state level.Voting started at 8...

Classrooms, learning options added by IECC

By Randy Harrison
| May 19, 2022

New classrooms designed to provide more real time in-person and on-line learning options are coming ...

Robinson City Clerk Btrittney Walton administers the oath of office to Acting Mayor John Birkofer during a special city council meeting Tuesday. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Birkofer is acting Robinson mayor

By Randy Harrison
| May 18, 2022

Long-time Robinson Alderman John Birkofer is now the city’s acting mayor.Birkofer, 58, was elected a...

Girl Scout registration night is Wednesday

May 17, 2022

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will hold a registration night for the upcoming year.

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Two residents receive IDOC sentences

May 17, 2022

Crawford County State’s Attorney Cole P. Shaner announced that two local residents were sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Unit 4 hires teachers

By Randy Harrison
| May 17, 2022

Personnel changes were a main order of business at the Oblong Unit 4 board meeting Monday.The board ...

Unit 2 considers band changes

By Randy Harrison
| May 17, 2022

The alure of recess is proving too much for some Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grade band members....

Wet work

May 17, 2022

A trio of Pelican Cove employees net debris in the pool Monday afternoon. Water was only ankle deep ...

Capital Development Board anounces funding to state agencies

May 16, 2022

The Capital Development Board (CDB) has announced over $46 million in investments are moving forward to improve and renovate various state agency buildings in the state’s southern regions. The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects at state agencies that have been stalled due to a lack of investment by previous administrations.

Morning crash

May 17, 2022

Crawford County Rescue personnel peel back the roof of a late-model Dodge van to free its occupants ...

Oblong flushing hydrants this week

May 15, 2022

Oblong Public Works employees will be flushing hydrants the week of May 16 - May 20 in the Oblong Water System.

The Class of 2022 at Palestine High School prepared for its graduation ceremony Saturday morning before the group walked into the gymnasium. The graduates made sure caps and gowns were ready for their final walk as students at PHS. Jeff and Gavin Besing were special musical guests during the ceremony.

PHS graduates Class of 2022

May 15, 2022

The Class of 2022 at Palestine High School prepared for its graduation ceremony Saturday morning before the group walked into the gymnasium.

An electrical fire at Hershey Thursday evening evacuated the building and was under control right away.  No one was injured but the fire did significant damage to the area. Robinson and Oblong fire departments and United Life Care were on scene for about two hours.

Hershey evacuated, electrical fire cause

May 15, 2022

An electrical fire at Hershey Thursday evening evacuated the building and was under control right away.

More new COVID cases here

By Randy Harrison
| May 15, 2022

Crawford County coronavirus numbers are creeping back up as another 19 new cases were reported in th...

Crawford County arrests local man

May 13, 2022

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chad Morgan, 43, Lawrenceville, and Kristen Bye, 32, Vincennes, Indiana, on charges of being involved in reported suspicious activity in a rural area on May 11.

Get your kicks

May 13, 2022

A Washington Elementary School student is ready to run the bases during a game of kickball Friday. I...


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